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by djm16
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Speed 14 engine reconditioning
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: Speed 14 engine reconditioning

I am not advocating this, but just aware of it as a possibility. You need a cast iron crock pot and some pure-ish zinc. Heat the zinc in the crockpot to molten. Then dip each bearing shell in the molten zinc.
by djm16
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: Blowing oil.
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Blowing oil.

Are these symptoms related? 1) on 30 C days, after about a minute of heavy throttle the engine suddenly starts blowing a huge smoke screen. It goes away instantly on easing off the throttle, and the engine continues running as normal. The temperature gauge remains on 80 C. On cooler days, nothing un...
by djm16
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: wiring loom on a P3 75
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

Re: wiring loom on a P3 75

hi Luli,
You might have a blue button on your screen, but I do not on mine.
regards
David
by djm16
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: wiring loom on a P3 75
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

Re: wiring loom on a P3 75

Hi Luli,
Thanks for your reply.
I could not see any pictures of the main battery cable routing on the link you gave me. I could also not see how to view different chapters. Do you have an English language version of your website?

PS, beautiful job of the dashboard and instrument panel.
by djm16
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: wiring loom on a P3 75
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

wiring loom on a P3 75

I inherited quite a lot of restoration work on this P3, including a new wiring loom. I am guessing that it was put in by a competent electrician, but without the benefit of knowing where things came from. So does anyone have pictures of the correct routing of the section of wiring loom from the fire...
by djm16
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Veteran/Vintage Rovers
Topic: Rover 10 Special
Replies: 21
Views: 3233

Re: Rover 10 Special

Tyre pressure will be very different depending on exactly what tyres you are using. If there is play (clearance?) in your steering then the track rod ends (TREs) and / or link rod ends are likely worn and need replacing. Or the steering box may be worn. It is unlikely to be an adjustment problem. Mo...
by djm16
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Rover P4, the next 75 and all the variations
Topic: On the hunt
Replies: 2
Views: 1665

Re: On the hunt

I used my P4 daily for years. Now the 3 litre is on the road I use that more, better stereo and power steering.
by djm16
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Rover P4, the next 75 and all the variations
Topic: engine knoch
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: engine knoch

Knocking has to be coming from one end of the conrod or the other, ie big end or pinking. It would be very disappointing if it was a big end knock, but check the oil pressure anyway. Pinking under load would be either timing OR compression / octane mismatch. I had a 95 that was similar. I am guessin...
by djm16
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: ignition

Google Petronix. They do a kit for the Lucas DVX6HA model (P3 75)
by djm16
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Early post WWII, P3 the original Rover 75 and 60
Topic: P3 (75) with vintage caravan
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: P3 (75) with vintage caravan

Rather than assume it cannot be done, why not take a copy of the chassis diagram to a caravan / 4WD type workshop and ask their opinion. As the shackle cross tube is strong enough to take the rear spring mounts and the rear bumpers, I am guessing it should be fine for a tow bar as well.